The Resource Nabokov's blues : the scientific odyssey of a literary genius, Kurt Johnson, Steven L. Coates

Nabokov's blues : the scientific odyssey of a literary genius, Kurt Johnson, Steven L. Coates

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Nabokov's blues : the scientific odyssey of a literary genius
Title
Nabokov's blues
Title remainder
the scientific odyssey of a literary genius
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Johnson, Steven L. Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "One of the last of the gentleman-naturalists, Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian-American author of Lolita and other enduring works of fiction, had no formal training in biology, but during the 1940s was an acknowledged expert on blues, a diverse group of butterflies inhabiting some of the remotest parts of Latin America. In 1945, while serving as curator at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, he published a radical new classification of blues, a paper that initially caused a stir in the rarified field of lepidoptery"--Jacket
  • "It was nearly fifty years before scientists followed up on his pioneering work, with a series of expeditions to the high Andes of South America. What they found led not only to new thinking about Nabokov's place in science, but to fresh insights on the global movement of species and the threat of their extinction"--Book jacket. "Part biography of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and part scientific detective story, Nabokoy's Blues explores the rich and varied place butterflies hold in Nabokov's fiction, as well as far-reaching questions of biogeography and evolution, and the worldwide crisis in ecology and biodiversity"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 595.78/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.N23
LC item number
J644 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Nabokov's blues : the scientific odyssey of a literary genius, Kurt Johnson, Steven L. Coates
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Nabokov's blues : the scientific odyssey of a literary genius, Kurt Johnson, Steven L. Coates
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-356)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Incorrigible Continent
  • The Vertical Landscape
  • Finding the Frontiers
  • Dancing with Fire
  • Nabokov's Blues
  • The Code
  • The Race to Name Nabokov's Blues
  • Literature and Lepidoptera
  • Darwin's Finches--Nabokov's Blues
  • A Glossary of Binomial and Common Nabokovian Butterfly Names
  • The Aurelian
  • Nabokov's Scientific Publications on Blue Butterflies
  • Principal Academic Publications Completing Nabokov's Work on Neotropical Blues
  • The Most Famous Lepidopterist in the World
  • A Tricky Subject
  • A Legendary Land
  • Lumpers and Splitters
  • A Life in Lepidoptery
  • The Searchers
  • Scientists and Strategy
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ocm41346998
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 372 p.
Isbn
9781581950090
Lccn
99023648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41346998

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